About the Compost Revolution

The Compost Revolution is making it easy for Australians to turn food scraps into rich soil and liquid fertiliser at home and reduce the amount of rubbish we send to landfill.  Because about half of what the average Australian household throws out is compostable organic material, using home composting systems significantly reduces the amount of stuff we send to landfill.  It also reduces our impact on Climate Change because food waste releases harmful greenhouse gases as it breaks down in landfill.

Revolution Apps, a social enterprise that operates The Compost Revolution online, works with local councils across Australia to provide residents with the equipment and skills they need to set up a successful home compost bin or worm farm.The average bin in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney consists of 46 per cent organic waste, mostly food scraps which will be transported to landfill where they rot without air and generate harmful greenhouse gases.

The Compost Revolution started as a community initiative of local councils looking to reduce the negative environmental and economic impacts of sending residential waste to landfill.  In 2009, three councils in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs (Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra) launched a pilot program with funding from the NSW EPA. Revolution Apps partnered with these councils to launch the program nationwide in 2011.

The Compost Revolution is being trialled by the Alice Springs Town Council in 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this website for?

Residents of participating councils who want to recycle their food scraps, make soil and fertiliser at home and do their bit for the environment.

What is the tutorial about?

The tutorial will teach you the practical skills of how to set up your compost bin and keep it running smoothly. 

How do I get my compost bin?

  1. You must be a resident of a participating council to be eligible.
  2. Do one of the tutorials and complete the quiz.
  3. Once you have passed the quiz, you can register.
  4. Choose from the discounted compost bins available through your council.
  5. Confirm your order and pay using a credit card on our secure web form.

* Please note that each household is only eligible for one compost bin each.

What if I fail the quiz?

You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need in order to get all of the answers correct.  If you get stuck we recommend you return to the tutorial to find the answers.

Is anything else required of me if I “Join the Compost Revolution”?

We encourage you to tick the box to “Join the Compost Revolution” when you register to receive your product.

You will not be committed to any other programs or organisations, but you will be able to get more support and may get special offers or invitations to events and workshops related to composting, gardening, cooking and food sustainability. The Compost Revolution is about building community and supporting neighbourhood garden projects, so you may also be invited to social events and get-togethers. We’ll also send you an annual survey to help us to improve the program.

Can more than one person in my household do the tutorial?

Anyone in your household can do the tutorial and quiz multiple times. However, your household address is only eligible to receive one discounted product through your council’s Compost Revolution program.

Can I have more than one compost bin for my household?

Each household is only eligible for one discounted Compost Revolution product through this program. If you want a second product, you can purchase a compost bin or worm farm at full price from our online store or at most garden stores.

What if I live in an apartment with no balcony or garden space?

You can organise a compost bin for your building’s common area. Discuss this with your neighbours then speak to your body corporate or strata manager to attain approval. You can then purchase your compost bin for your block through this web site.

Can I join The Compost Revolution if I don't need a new compost bin?

Yes, contact your local council and ask to be added to their Compost Revolution mailing list. 

What if I already know how to compost?

If you already know how to compost, you don't need to do the tutorial (though you might learn a few things and they’re lots of fun so we recommend it!).  You will still need to do the quiz to qualify for a discounted compost bin. 

Can I attend a workshop to find out more?

Please visit the Alice Springs Town Council to find out about upcoming workshops

What type of compost bins are offered? 

You can choose between:
• An Eco Master 300 compost bin. (63cm x 60cm x 88cm)
• An Eco Roto 140L tumbling compost bin. (71cm x 66cm x 91cm)

What else can I do?

Visit the Love Food, Hate Waste website to learn how you can minimise the amount of food that becomes waste in the first place. You can also visit the Food Lovers Republic to learn how you can reduce food waste by planning your meals and shopping lists.  If your council is participating, you will also be eligible for special offers after taking a tutorial and doing a quiz.   

Great products discounted at $54 off RRP

Alice Springs Town Council supplies its residents with great products at huge discounts to ensure everyone has access to the benefits of home composting. Our products are sourced from Australian suppliers where possible and from the very best global suppliers where a local product isn't suitable.


Eco Master 300 compost bin

The Eco Master 300 litre compost bin features a large lid, two hatches for easy access to the ready compost and simple assembly requiring no tools. This sturdy flat pack design is made from 100 % recycled plastic and is built to last. Dimensions: 60cm (l), 60cm (w), 90cm (h). Made in Germany by Garantia.

Cost to residents: $25.00 (RRP $79.00)

Eco Roto compost bin

The Eco Roto is a 140 litre compost bin with a tumbling design that aerates your compost as much as possible by thoroughly mixing all the organic waste on a regular basis. It is nice and compact, with an easy to use sliding door and adjustable vents for increased air circulation. It also comes with two chambers that allows you to fill one while the other is curing - the result is a continuous supply of valuable compost!

Cost to residents: $125 (RRP $179.00)

Contact Us

For assistance of any questions about composting, waste management or the environment, contact Alice Springs Town Council's sustainability department, details below.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (08) 8950 0594